The Odyssey (1997) - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ...

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi
Length: 176 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 8 out of 77 found boring (10.38%)

One-line Reviews (33)

This is an enjoyable movie, though like most movies, not anywhere near as faithful to the original as it could be (despite requiring three seasons to do properly).

Armand Assante is Odysseus in this surprisingly dull, loosely adapted version of Homer's "The Odyssey".

The affects are stunning and beautiful, especially the Hades' Realm sequence.

And I really enjoyed it this time.

Evocative and impressive original score by Eduard Artemev and being well conducted .

Of course, flashbacks only work to a certain point in movies, so having Odysseus tell about his adventures to date at the Phaeacian court might seem a little tedious to most viewers.

A supremely entertaining epic.

Visually stunning (especially Hades), and great locations.

Enjoyable film, despite some technical flaws .

Bereft of anything but Hollywood blather, this is a pathetic waste of money and effort.

Don't waste your time with this poor adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.

Many are favorable and many say the film was dull.

This movie receives from me a 8 out of 10 because it is an enjoyable movie which also gives you some history lessons, so 2 flies in 1 hit, a good movie and education.

From the Trojan sequences to the slaughter of the offending nobles by team-Ulysses, he in disguise using an ancient horn-bow only he could string to perform the deed, this is an exciting, eye-filling and well-planned cinematic adventure.

Richly crafted, supremely entertaining epic .

I found it boring, dull, and strange.

While the cast, locations and score are excellent, the story is conveyed in a relatively dull manner in the first half and is hampered by the manifestations of "the gods.

This is one of those relaxing yet overly drawn out tails which, at times, features some superb scenes accompanied by superb acting as well.

Accurate and enjoyable Homer .

A classic tale that is neither boring nor epic.

The Scylla/Charibdis and Hydra segments were the most thrilling.

This is certainly a problem, especially when omissions make the story difficult to follow.

The movie dragged on for way too long and the pacing was awful.

A fairly good watch, and unexpected production value from a made for TV movie.

The film has some stunning visuals, among them some very nice panning shots of locations...


The settings, the sea, the magical gods' voices and appearances were absorbing and believable.

The suitors waiting for Pelenope to choose one to be married to was a suspenseful moment on if Odysses was really dead or alive in her mind when the viewer knows that he is alive.

My stepchildren thoroughly enjoyed it while myself and my ex-wife covered their eyes through just a couple of specific scenes.

I have visited much of the Mediterranean and love the bleached ruins of the Greeks and Romans, but they had colors when they were new--it was exciting to see them that way.

It was a slow movie.

This is overall an enjoyable film, much reminiscent of the epic films of the '50's and '60's.

The movie (or use to be on TV) is educational and enjoyable in some cases, had thoughts that this was made in 1997, and should have better special effects and better fight scenes.